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eric holder, janet napolitano, key members of president obama's cabinet all coming together to talk with him at the white house to update him with what's going on in washington. we have seen some of the roar reactions -- other reactions going on. there was a moment of silence at all major league baseball games last night. we're told there will be another moment of silence at all baseball games tonight. the new york stock exchange paused for a moment of silence before trading began. all around the country and the world we're seeing people respond to what is happening here, not only on the criminal investigation but also on a very human scale. >> emily, i know you were talking about that very key piece of information, they do not believe there are any additional threats but the crime scene will likely be there for a few days. >> reporter: can you let us know-- how does it feel there? people i imagine are on edge. >> reporter: on edge. you take a look behind me and you think it's any normal day or place. people are about to enjoy a beautiful tuesday april morning. howf, you go over --
images of two suspects in the boston bombings and president obama issues the rallying message for a proud city. >> this time nextear, on the third monday april, the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder. thelosion with power of an earthquake ripped through a texas town, killing as many as 15 people. and strike up the orchestra, the make history woman by conducting the last night at the pops. viewers on public television in america and around the globe. in boston, the fbi has given a press briefing on the investigation into the bombings at the boston marathon. they released photographs of two suspects and called on the public to help identify the man they described as armed and dangerous. we can go live now to boston. extraordinary amount of detail coming out on the state of this investigation. >> yes, and t pretty clear images of the people the fbi described as suspects, people that wanted to talk to. very clear language there, and also very clear warning from the fbi that they considered these men to be extremely dangerous. not tr
her leg. his mother suffered a brain injury. they're both recovering in the hospital. president obama calling these attacks an act of evil. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, not afraid. >> and president obama will be in boston thursday. they're having an enter faith service for -- interfaith service for the victims. our bruce leshan has been in boston and has the latest from there right now. >> reporter: we are just outside one of the law enforcement staging areas on the boston common. and the authorities are pledging to go to the ends of the earth to catch the killer or killers. but the fbi is also pleading for help closer to home. this special agent in charge says these killer or killers are somebody's neighbor, somebody's friend, somebody knows them. the person who did this is someone's friend, neighbor, coworker or relative. we're asking anyone who may have heard someone speak about the marathon or the date of april 15th in any way that indicated that he or she may target the event to call us. >> rep
channel 2 news. >> president obama spoke about the boston bombing. he offered his thoughts and prayers to the victims and he said no one should jump to conclusions about who is responsible. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this, we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the president noted this happened on patriots day and said he is confident boston will pull threw and recover. security has been beefed up around the white house. secret service patrol cars shut down pennsylvania avenue and closed off the streets. the white house is not being locked down and people are still allowed to park across the street. >>> google is responding to the disaster. they launched a new person finding service to help friends and family community. it allows people to let others know they are safe or locate someone who is in boston. you can find a link by going to www.ktvu.com. >>> share your thoughts by going to the ktvu channel 2 news facebook page. we put on a i heart boston badge. >>
." president obama addressed the nation today. following the deadly explosions. he made it clear that information is still coming in. and that all the facts are not yet known. the president did make clear. those responsible will be identified and will be held accountable. >> i have directed the entire resources of the federal government to protect our people. in super and to insure and increase security around our major cities. the americans will say a prayer for the boston audience tonight. we still do not know who did this or why. we should not jump to conclusions until we have the facts. make no mistake that we will get to the bottom of this. >> pam: new at 11. a 12- year old bay area boy was hurt in the boston marathon blasts. the boy's father, alan hern -- is the varsity football coach of alhambra high school in martinez. and was in boston with his family. the boy's mother ran in the race. the family from martinez was close to the explosion. and coach hern's son was hit by some shrapnel. the alhambra high school principal released a statement. in part it says. quote -- the f
roger wicker and the other was sent to president barack obama. they both can takened powdery substances. we're learning this from an fbi operations bulletin that went out we exclusively obtained. the it confirms both letters were sent from memphis, tennessee on april 8th. they contained the following message. to see iran and not expose it to become a silent partner to its continuance. both letters were signed, i am kc and i approved this message. the initial tests on the wicker letter were positive for ricin. we don't know what any test results were on the obama letter. both letters were intercepted before they reached their intended address, the u.s. capitol building and the white house. moments ago, senator minority leader mitch mcconnell says that means that security systems that have been put in place worked. >> i would like to recognize the postal and law enforcement officials for their excellent work in detecting and preventing this threat before it even reached the capitol. they proved the proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. >> reporter: and this fbi operations bu
: and this is a special western edition. good evening. the hunt is on tonight for a killer. president obama has vowed to find and bring to justice whoever was behind the deadly terrorist attack today at the boston marathon. two bombs went off as dozens of runners were crossing the finish line. one explosion near the reviewing stand injured bystanders and knocked some runners off their feet. and second later there was another blast just down the block. at least two people have been killed, more than 120 wounded and many of them are in critical condition at this hour. rescuers pulled the injured away in wheelchairs at one point. at least one bomb that did not explode was reportedly recovered at the scene but there is conflicting information about that as this story continues to develop in the evening. tonight downtown boston is essentially locked down. police have urged people to go home and avoid large crowds just to be safe. the attack came at the end of the boston marathon, one of the oldest and most famous of the world's marathons. a grueling 26-mile race into downtown boston ending on boylston str
people who are responsible for this. >> monday evening president of barack obamas urged americans not to jump to conclusions but promised justice. >> machel and i send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in wake of this senseless loss. >> a white house official tells cnn president obama received updates all night about what has happened in boston. we are expecting our next update on the fbi. a briefing is scheduled at 930 this morning. >> reporting in boston. >> we are hearii am emily schmi >> we are hearing more reaction from those at the scene of the bombings in boston. here's a phone interview with an eye witness describes the scene. she was near the finish line when the bomb went off. >> i have never heard a noise as loud as that in my entire life. i felt the ground shake like nothing ever before. it was checking for two hours after it happened. i was so shaking up literally. about 25 seconds later i realized i should turn and see what happened. i looked up and saw smoke and everyone screaming and running in different directions. it was utter chaos.
bombing in the united states since the september 11th attacks. president obama now says that the full weight of the u.s. government is behind the search for who is responsible. >> authorities this morning are pouring over this dramatic video at the finish line for clues, bomb technicians are studying bun marks on bricks and concrete and in hospitals doctors are collecting pieces of shrapnel that were blasted into bodies. >> they will look at the components and tell them if this is someone that put this together over the internet or is this a bombmaker? >> officials believe these were two small and portable devices, possibly hidden in a backpack, one working theory they were remotely detonated by a cell phone the. >> it has the indications of being al qaeda or al qaeda-affiliated attack. >> there are no suspects. officials are tracking multiple "persons of interest" including a man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. president obama urged against a rush to judgment not using the word "terrorism" but vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake we wil
that kind of situation? >> we have a commitment to president obama that those individuals will be detained. what i have said to the chairman and the chain of command is that were afghanistan not to meet their commitment we would have a real operational policy issues to address at that particular time. i think we changed fundamentally the nature of our operations and certainly change the support we might provide to afghanistan in the future. we have an agreement with afghanistan to keep those people detained. were they to violate that commitment i am satisfied that would be a significant change in our relationship and the nature of our operations. >> thank you, general. i want the follow-up on the questions that senator iumenthal ask you about -- appreciated your testimony. sponsor of the contractor enemy permission. as a result of that we have introduced legislation called"never contractinfg with the enemy." made significant progress. to fill in some of the gaps, including dropping the contract level from 100,000 to 20,000, as you had mentioned earlier, it is not just the dot that is contr
, no suspect in custody, no motive. they are trying to identify who is responsible. >> president obama, echoing the calls to bring the attacker to justice. as the nation mourns those who lost their lives. we begin with catie davis on boylston street. >> reporter: two explosives detonate near the finish line of the boston marathon. >> it was really loud and chaos everywhere. >> the the devices 12 seconds apard. >> 50 to 100 yards apart. each scene resulted in multiple casualties. >> it was a holiday in this city, when the marathon is run. the governor told the citizens to remain calm. >> two explosionos boylston street. >> there were victims who had lost limbs, and tonight, it is was announced the fbi is taking the lead in the investigation. >> it has the potential terrorist investigation. >> president obama vowed to bring those responsible to justice. >> we will find out who did this and hold them accountable. >> multiple explosive devices were found at the scene. boston now dealing with a mass casualty, as a shaken city tries to come to gribs with a violent attack in the heart of the city. ka
shrapnel type wounds. the white house is calling it an act of terror. president obama made it clear whoever is responsible will be brought to justice. >> we still not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts but make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> several more unexploded devices were found but there is some confusion as to exactly how many. also police initially said a third explosion happened at the john f. kennedy library but later said it was related to a fire. >> the explosions in boston have prompted concerns hoff of homeland security and have affected air travel around the country -- >> several flights have landed at reagan national from boston this evening. they are -- we also are noticing that the passengers are speaking in shock and disbelief about the explosions. there have been delays all over the country. >> logan airport had tweeted that the f.a.a. is
detonations but they are unclear how the bombs were set off. president obama promised federal help for victims and their families. >> we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that a man is being detained and police are questioning him, but he is not being called a suspect. investigators are also looking at surveillance tapes and other images of the scene before and after the explosion to try and piece together what happened and who might be responsible. the bombings here have prompted officials in other major cities to increase their own security. in fact, this coming sunday, london is holding a marathon and they are now reevaluating their security plans. reporting in boston, back to you. >> it is hard to comprehend the frightening moments as not one but two bombs explode into the crowd. wjz is live. you can feel the terror of those caught up in the blast. mary? >> reporter: what you are about to see is the first video obtained by cbs news just a
. >> this heightened security in the bay area as president obama promises to bring those responsible to justice >> we will find out who did this we will find out why they did this. >> pam: a city in shock, a treasured tradition now tarnished by images of death and destruction. we're still learning the details about today's bombing at the boston marathon. two bombs exploded within seconds of each other, about 75 yds apart. right now, the death toll stands at three, but it could go higher. some of the more than 140 injured victims are not expected to survive. no arrests and no one has claimed responsibility. there is one report that a person in interest is being questioned by f. doris. police say, the attack could have even been more deadly. they found several devices that bill to go off. u.s. navy bomber crews are on the scene. national guard troops have set up a command post on the boston,. boston police have with a grant >> pam have dramatic video showing the first explosion right there and then you can hear the second explosion about 15 seconds later. this was shot by claude boston globe photograph
8-year-old martin richard. president obama called the bombing a cowardly act of terrorism. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with cell phone footage of any photos they can find, in the hopes of catching the suspect. >> reporter: runners returned to the scene today to pick up belongings they left behind and their marathon medals. leah valgardson said despite the attack, she'll keep competing. >> people aren't going to stop. in fact, they'll be probably running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off at least until thursday. >> now, the white house is still not commenting on whether they believe this attack was carried out by a domestic or a foreign threat. but we can tell you that president barack obama will be here in boston. he's slated to arrive on thursday morning, while he will preside over an inner faith service. reporting live from boston,
a spokesperson for the pakistani taliban is denying any role in all this. president obama has sent resources to this area and he said those responsible will feel the weight of justice. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we're hearing from a runner from rockville who was in boston when the bombs went off. ,> tom roussey is in boston continuing live team coverage with the latest. massachusetts'governor says this will not be business as usual in boston today. you can see evidence of that behind me where police and shut down many streets surrounding the square that's a few blocks away from where the marathon ended. that's the area where the bombs went off yesterday. there were a number of folks from the d.c. area around when that happened. spirit video from yesterday. there were hundreds of runners from the d.c. area, from northern virginia, maryland, the district, who had finished by this stage or in the process of finishing. fortunately, we have not heard of any injuries from folks in this area. we spoke last night to a member of a, montgomery county road runners. dan li
night, president obama promised support for the city of boston and answers. >> we will get to the bottom of this and find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. >> reporter: this morning, boston police commissioner ed davis said at the news conference that this was the most complicated crime scene the boston police department has ever started to process. and, norah, the mayor tom menino said yesterday was a bad day for boston, but the city will overcome. >> not necessarily about those who did something did to those running, but the strength of those helping. >> we saw that immediately, those taking down the barricades to get to those who needed to go to the hospital. >> good morning. jonathan elias, who, why, how? where is the investigation now weapon with respect to who might have done this? >> a home was searched overnight. that home belongs to someone in the hospital suffering from burns. very near the bomb when it went off. stopped by three boston detectives and questioned. found him suspicious and had police stay with him. sources tell m
, president obama promised support for the city of boston and answers. >> we will get to the bottom of this and we'll find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. >> president obama was careful not to call it a terrorist attack but we're told the white house is treating this as an act of terror this morning. >> jeff, thank you. charlie? >> senior correspondent john miller, former fbi assistant director is here. he's been talking with his sources inside the investigation. john, good morning. what's the latest? >> the latest focus is on that apartment in revere on the suspect who was in the hospital that they've been interviewing. i shouldn't say suspect. they're not calling him a suspect. the person they are interested in that they've been interviewing since the bombing and what they've taken out of there. >> there is also a question of a saudi who was in the hospital. is that the same person or a separate person? >> so all of that is the same. the saudi national is someone who is here on a student visa. he was at the scene along with many other people when the blast happ
to president obama, vice president biden for their leadership and standing strong and continuing to fight for a safer america. i would like to say they're see forhank you to the senators legislation that would keep guns out of hand and save lives. they stood by us right from the beginning. they were with us. we will not be defeated. we are not defeated. we will not be defeated. we are here now. we will always be here. we have no other choice. we are not going away. every day more people are killed in this country because of gun violence. our determination grows stronger. we leave washington hoping that others, both here and across the country, will join us in making the sandy hook promise. i pledge that we have great hope that more senators will take literally. i would like to end i repeating the sandy hook thomas begins, our hearts are broken. our spirits is not. thank you. it is now my great pleasure to introduce the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> good job. , in few months ago response to too many tragedies, including the shootings of a u.s. congressman, gab
.m. eastern, the u.s. senate returns for work on firearms legislation. >> president obama and the first lady will be in boston today to honor the victims of the boston marathon bombing. the first couple will attend the interfaith service at the cathedral of the holy cross. see it live starting at 11 a.m. eastern on our companion network, c-span3. >>> attorney general eric holder is on capitol hill today for a hearing on the 2014 justice department budget request. he's also expected to speak about the bombing at the boston marathon. see this hearing live starting at 2 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> when the war began, the congress came into session in july, and it issued a statement ever since known as the createn done resolution that articulated the consensus war goals of the united states. and it was very simple, very clear. the purpose of this war is to restore the union. and it is not, and it is not to disrupt the social institutions of the south. and everybody knew what that meant. it meant not to disrupt slavery. >> the evolution of president lincoln's views on slavery. university of texas
in the room. president obama didn't use the word terrorism. became a little bit of a political football. but bottom line, forget about left versus right what are the practicalities about what language you use and how it may hinder or help going forward? >> what the president did not want to do is panic people before information was in. so that was a smart move not to use the "t" word, terrorism. but he also doesn't want to give a future defense attorney the ability to say, oh, well there wasn't a political motive with this guy. he was just some random -- >> political motive key to a finding of terrorism. >> so it's a nonstory. i don't know why people are raising it. everyone knows this was an act of terror. we should drop that. there's no brownie points to be gained at this stage. let's let the investigators figure out who did this and the response and life goes on. this seems to me just to be a very silly issue. >> don't handcuff yourself before you know what you're dealing with. >> exactly. we have no idea right now. >> all right, julia, thank you very much. >> up next we're going to
-- with aaron hearn, the victim in the shooting. first lady michelle obama visited aaron hearn last week. >>> we now know the fbi interviewed the older suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, two years ago after being tipped off he was a follower of radicalism. coming up at 7:15, why some lawmakers want to know if the fbi dropped the ball. >>> time is running out in san jose for people living in a large homeless camp. they will be forced to leave in a couple of hours. ktvu's janine de la vega is live near the camp where those cleanup crews are getting ready to sweep through the area. >> reporter: we've been here since 4:30. now that it's lighter, we can get a better idea what this looks like. the homeless have been access through the chain-link fence. there's a lot of trash, manmade structures and tarps. we've seen people packing up and getting ready to move. city officials estimate a lot of single adults, couples and their pets have set up camp. crews were here lost october and removed 50 tons of trash. some people are driving their cars down access roads and leaving them there to reach their -- dash camp
boston marathon. president obama says those responsible will feel the full weight of justice. the fbi is taking charge of the criminal investigation. right now they say there is no motive and no one is in custody. meanwhile back in the bay area, security and law enforcement officials are stepping up patrols from the airports to public transportation. if you are out about today in the bay area expectancy added police officers everywhere. >> 7:42 a.m. and we will continue with the coverage of the boston marathon attacks. you're looking at a live shot there. back in the bay area and around the world because of happened in boston because of the we have the bay to breakers this weekend, the london marathon and there were several events that were canceled. we will be back with continued coverage and a couple of minutes. >> welcome back where tracking hot spots at the peninsula as well as the bay bridge. don't take 1 01 southbound of that as your normal route, she once spent an extra 10 to 50 minutes getting through the back up leading southbound. take a look at the problem, is video courtes
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at the boston marathon. >> pam: shortly after 3:00 california time president obama president obama spoke. the president made it clear that no formation is still come in and no one can jump to any conclusions. the president made it clear that those responsible will be identified and will be held accountable. i've directed for resources to help protect our people. increase security around the united states as necessary and investigate what happened. the american people will say a prayer for the boston people tonight and michelle and i have sent their deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss. we did not yet have all the answers but we do know multiple people have been wounded. some gravely in explosions of the boston marathon. i've spoken to fbi director's and they're mobilizing the proper resources to investigate and to respond. we still do not know who did this or why. people should not jump to conclusions before halifax. but to make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. will did find out why
break in the case came just hours after president obama delivered a rousing speech to the bombing victims and to the city of boston itself at a service. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama came to boston with an inspirational message for the victims of the marathon bombings including those who lost limbs in the attack. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. [ applause ] >> reporter: the first lady and former massachusetts governor mitt romney were among the dignitaries who joined the president at the historic cathedral of the holy cross. thesident said the dy attack did not intimidate the city of boston. >> it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. visited witharathon volunteers and thanked them for helping victims at the bombing site. after the fbi posted images of those two suspects on their website, they had a record number of hits. in fact, at one point the website even crashed. we have one other tidbit of information to share with you
, president obama vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice. >> we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> counterterrorism officials tell nbc news that multiple explosive devices were found at the scene. security remains tight in and around boston. residents being told to expect a continued heightened law enforcement presence as the city tries to come to grips with a violent attack in the heart of boston. and that was katie davis there with that report. now london's metropolitan police are reviewing security plans for this sunday's marathon after the explosion in boston. the minister told bbc the best way to show solidarity with boston is to continue the race as the french president has stepped up security around public buildings in this country and raised the threat level to red. >>> speaking earlier, it was said the long lasting impact of terrorist attacks are low. >> research into terrorist incidents over many, many years, their economic impact, their direct economic impact tends to be very, very small, indeed. a lot of good research done on this in israe
dedicated to the victims of the boston bombing. earlier today mr. obama said the american people refuse to be terrorized and praised the actions. >> exhausted runners that kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood and those that stayed to attend to the wounded. first responders who ran into the chaos to save lives, if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that is it. selfishly, compassionately and unafraid. >> shep: governments around the world are increasing security at public places and landmarks, but there are some major events on the horizon including 30 different marathons. greatest challenge may be in london. tomorrow hundreds of diplomats and dignitaries are expected the funeral of margaret thatcher. on sunday, half a million spectators are expected to line the streets of london for that city's marathon. fox report jonathan hunt live with us. it appears that the london marathon is going to be a a tribute to the victims here in boston? >> the 30,000 expected runners competing in the london marathon on sunday will begin with a 30 seconds mom
're obviously awaiting to see if there may be some responses. you know, president obama will be heading this morning to boston for the interfaith memorial service there. he has a number of things on his plate. obviously he's heading out soon. and we're waiting to see any further reaction here from the white house. john? >> brianna keilar, thank you. that service at the cathedral of the holy cross in boston, that 11:00 a.m. eastern time. brianna keilar, our thanks to you. >>> we're going to take a break. when com ba ie back, more from texas. dozens of people may be feared dead. search and rescue is ongoing. they have bad weather coming their way. the battle continues down there. >>> and then live here from boston, we will have the latest on the investigation here into those bombings on monday at the marathon. we'll tell you more about those new pictures that could lead to new leads. "early start" continues right "early start" continues right after the break. wer was three times faster on permanent marker. it looks like mr. clean has won everything. the cleaning games are finished? and so
. president obama vowed to find and bring to justice whoever is responsible. jonathan elias of our cbs boston station wbz was there on boylston street when the bombs went off. jonathan? >> scott, i was 30 feet away from that initial blast and we were filming people coming across the finish line for what should have been an end of a jubilant race. i mean, they were ecstatic. people were raising their arms up in the air, my producer, my photographer, myself, we are high-fiving these guys and just cheering them on and then a second later the bomb went off. when that first bomb went off we held our ground not knowing what had just happened and then seconds later the second bomb went off and that's when we knew exactly what was going on. we ran toward the scene of the initial blast as everyone else was running away trying to get out and off of boylston street. police officers down the street were holding up their hands and stopping some 9,000 runners still on the track telling them the race was over, they can't come down boylston and the carnage that was left on the sidewalk is forever burned in m
in the bombing but so far is not classified as a suspect. president obama vows to bring r whoever is responsible to justice. do not know who did this or why and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before wenc have alllu the facts, but make o mistake, we will get to the gett bottom of this. and we will find out who did did this, we will find out why theyy did this. this. >> three people were killed in the explosions including an 8-year-old boy. more than 140 people were also injured, 17 of them critically.t >>> there's heightened security at a number of high risk locations throughout the drisk district as a precaution. that includes the white houseite and today's emancipation paradea melanie alnwick is outside of the white house.house. melanie. >> reporter: noticeable noti security throughout the area including at international inten airport and of course, here at the white house alonghous pennsylvania avenue.pennsylvan thiae u.s. see vet service has expanned its security perimeteri but not because of any sesk intellencany specificintelligen. a secret service spokesperson saying the action take
and if he might be relevant. >> reporter: president obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombings. >> any responsible individuals or groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. in boston, susan mcguinness, wjz eyewitness news. >> the explosions happened four hours after the race started. the elite runners were finished but others were still on the course. >> the runners included wbz reporter paul burton, wbz our sister station in boston. here is his account of what happened. >> reporter: 50 yards from the explosion saw both of them go off. smoke and glass everywhere. we did not know what it was at first. we thought it sounded like a canon going off. we thought it was strange because we never heard cannons go off at any time during this race. so, we didn't know what to do. we kept on running. then when the second explosion happened we were stopped dead in our tracks. that's when everyone started running in the opposite direction toward us. we are 50 yards from the finish line trying to f
house, president obama pledged to hunt down those responsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. boston will be back in business today except for this huge crime scene that extends behind me for about a mile, three blocks on either side, an area closed off to business owners and even residents who live in this area and savannah, we should note public transit passers have been warned there will be random searches on the "t" here of bags and other objects. >> lester in boston thank you so much. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams following overnight developments in the investigation. pete, good morning. it seems there is no clearer picture as to who may be behind this. >> i think that's certainly true although ther
of mailing a letter containing the poison ricin to president obama is back in court today. paul kevin curtis has denied any involvement in the letter sent to the president or other letters that were sent to a u.s. senator and a judge. his lawyer days authorities have little evidence connecting him to the letters. curtis' family says he suffers from mental illness. >>> today marks three years six bp's deep water horizon oil platform sank at the gulf of mexico after a huge explosion. 11 workers were killed in this explosion. it caused an oil leak that continued almost three months. almost five million barrels of oil leaked into the gulf. it damaged marine and wildlife habitats as well as the gulf coast fishing and tourism industries. >>> sal is covering traffic and starting in the south bay. what is going on? >> we are just looking at the south bay traffic getting busier pam and dave. 237 we will start there and see the traffic is getting a little bit here. it's not stop and go. it's still rather early. you probably will see some congestion here before too long. it's also a little bit slow in
't running they wouldn't have been hurt. >> president obama is vowing those responsible for the bombing will feel the full weight of justice. and the commander-in-chief promised all federal resources at hand. >> i have also spoken with governor patrick and mayor menino and made it clear they have every single federal resource necessary to care for victims and counsel the families. an that all americans stand with the people of boston. >> the white house says the attack is being treated as an act of terrorism. >> in washington, lawmakers observed a moment of silence. moments after getting word about the boston explosions at the capitol, flags low lowered to half staff. house speaker boehner, said while this is a terrible day the american spirit will help us carry on. our coverage of the terror at the boston marathon does not end here. later this half-hour, the banner headlines from the newspapers worldwide, covering the developing story. stay with us us abc news and abc news.com all day long. >> to other major headlines we are following this morning the a plan to reform the nation's immi
of them critically. at the white house, president obama vowed it will be a swift and thorough search for whoever planted those devices. >> we will find out who did this. we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> scott cohen is in boston this morning and he will join us in just a moment with the latest. but first, before we do, why don't we get the market aes reaction to all of this. u.s. equity markets are coming off their worst session of the year. in fact, the dow ended at its lows of the day after concern about what was happening in boston. all dow 30 components ended in the red. after the so-called fear of gauge, the vix index was spotted at more than 40%. and the futures this morning after these declines, you'll see there are green arrows today, making up the ground loss yesterday. right now, the dow is up by 55 points, s&p is up by 5.5. gold is the major stoep story yesterday because it was down over 6%. by the end of the day, it had fallen to two-yee lows. the metal fell by as much as 2% tod
that is responsible for this. >> monday evening president obama advised people not to jump to conclusions. if we will say a prayer for the people in boston. me and michelle send our prayers in the wake of this senseless loss. >> the latest estimates is stating that is 154 injuries and three people killed. the new york stock exchange cassette aside time to honor the victims. >> and 3 killed including and 8 year-old boy who was watching his father run race. his mother and sister were seriously injured. 144 injured, 17 of them critical, at least eight of the wounded are children. the young this three years old. the blast occurred near the ground, many of the victims of lost their legs, or had serious leg injuries. no claim of responsibility has been reported. overnight a law enforcement officers have searched an apartment in boston to investigate whether or not this was the person who attacked. here is the new video of the search. some investigators were seen early this morning leaving the home in revere, mass.. caring brown paperbacks, plastic trash bags and a duffel bag. so far, investigators sai
obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. now, the city of boston is on high alert. very, very high alert around this city as it wakes up. new york city also area of high alert around subways and certain landmarks and cities around the world are looking at security plans including sunday which has the london marathon. london marathon coming up and as for the city of boston, the governor here deval patrick said city of boston will operate today but it will not be business as usual. >> i don't expect that. susan mcginnis in boston. thank you. >>> following the explosions in boston, security was tightened around the country. at the white house the secret service shut down access to pennsylvania avenue. patrol cars blocked entry points but the white house was not on lockdown and the park across the street remains open. in new york city, a police command truck was moved to times square. securit
the full weight of justice. jon: president obama on the air just hours after the twin explosions in boston to reassure the nation. he also called the governor of massachusetts and the mayor of boston to offer support making it clear that his administration is mobilizing its full resources to help in the investigation and provide security as well. more on the white house response, let's bring in david drucker, senior editor at roll call. david, we are going to be hearing from this president in just about 20 minutes. the white house has scheduled some kind of a statement from the president at 11:30 eastern time. we don't know obviously what he will say, perhaps more of the kind of thing we heard yesterday. a president has to wear many hats, has to shoulder a lot of responsibilities, but being the leader of an emotional and frazzled nation at a time like this has to be among the most weighty. how is he doing? >> i think he's doing pretty good. the president hasn't always hit the mark in situations like this. near incidents that didn't happen. this time i thought he hit it perfectly. he showed
agreement. >> reporter: gonzalez suspects what may be happening now is in the obama administration is a quote, interagency scrum where some are pushing for a quick mirandizing. others may be advocating a delay so as much information as possible can be garnered, martha. martha: no doubt there is big discussion going on either way. the older brothers trip to chechnya in 2011 is getting a lot of attention. what can we learn about that, doug? >> reporter: we learned a bait of new information about that when the fbi tried to trace the elder tsnaraev's trip to russia and chechnya, the trail went cold for the most mundane much reasons. listen up. >> he went over to russia butp a parently when he got on the aeroflot plane, they misspelled his name so it never went into the system that he actually went to russia. >> reporter: others suggested they got all the radical indock operation -- indoctrination around the block from their boston home. >> you can point to radical imams here and there they put on their facebook pages. you about the fact they lived a few blocks away from a very controve
's what we all want to moment dan was a u.s. secret service agent who walked ahead of president obama during "the nine" inaugural parade and he knows what it takes to secure this type of situation. dan, that's what people want to know. how? how could this happen? >> good question. i think everybody is assuming, though, that these bombs were planted yesterday when they, in fact exploded and the event happened. that may not be the case. i don't know that for a fact, but what concerned the secret service and me specifically when i was there and we would organize the parade route for the president was not a device trying to come in that day. we knew we would be able to intercept it, but a device that was preplanted. and that, unfortunately, may be an avenue they may have to pursue investigatively. >> brian: from what you can tell, from what we know, this saudi national is a person of interest in the hospital right now who we've gone through his apartment. how unusual is it for the bomber, who is not a homicide bomber, to be a victim? evidently he had burns on him and smelled like gun powd
be a top priority for the obama administration. the issue of national security has been a top priority for at least 70 percent of americans since the poll has been taken which started in 2002. >> the i.r.s. says boston area taxpayers will get an extension on filing their federal tax returns. taxes were due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday for them. >> google is praised for its action in the minutes after the bombings, the internet giant created a link called "person finder" where you enter names and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view so you can get information and give information. the service came in handy because cell phone service because nonexistent for several hours after the explosion. >> you can show your support for the people of boston through a badge posting on your facebook that reads "our hearts go to everyone in boston and each person with loved ones running in the marathon." >> breaking news from the south bay where a house fire turned deadly. a young victim is a 15-year-old girl trapped in
on a possible motive and president barack obama is urging people to wait for all of the facts. >> we still do not know who did this or why and people should not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this and find out why they did this. >> federal investigators are now pouring over all of the video taken and searching for clues. they say their they were crude devices likely left behind in garbage cans. we are standing by for an update in the newsroom and for now we are live in the newsroom alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> the trainer of a bay area running club experienced some very tense moments until he found out all five of the runners from his club from the boston marathon were safe. >> we are safe, in our hotel, i was one block passed it was awful. >> he is not changing his plan to compete in next year's boston marathon. >> this is a statement, we want to make sure we are not going to be intimidated by people who do stuff like this. it's really just sad. >> ridgway says among runners,
have been charged with crimes, would not be eligible. >>> president obama will host south korea's newly elected first female president at the white house next month. they will observe the 60th anniversary of the alliance between the u.s. and south korea. also high on their agenda, efforts to counter the nuclear threat posed by north korea. >>> in venezuela, demand for a recount in the presidential election. ballots were ignored leading to an anti-government protest. the election results were certified. the winner by a razor thin margin less than one percentage point hand-picked by president late hugo chavez to carry on the separatist union. >>> following the boston bombings, scotland yard is beefing up the already extraordinary security measures they already put in place for margaret thatcher's funeral tomorrow. hundreds of military troops will be visible along the procession route through the streets of london. and with so many dignitaries that are expected to attend shortstops, including queen elizabeth and former prime minister, scotland yard is fine tuning its behind the scenes secu
of the boston marathon. president obama speaking out today on the tragedy, calling the attack, an act of terrorism. now with the latest news out of boston is fox news's craig boswell. >> the bombs detonated at the boston marathon used six liter pressure cookers packed with shards of metal, nail and ball bearings. they were place inside a black duffel bag and set on the ground. >> we had an attack. >> doctors removed sharp objects from lower extremities of victims. >> many have wound mostly in the lower part of their body, wound related to the place effect of the bomb as well as small metallic fragments. >> the two bombs exploded about 12 seconds apart. the first near the finish line where 8-year-old martin richard was there to cheer on his father. the little boy was killed in the blast. when he ran back to his mother, two siblings. bill richard issued a statement, saying we thank four family and friends and those we have never met for their thoughts and prayers. i ask you continue to pray for our family as we remember martin. the white house calls the attack an act of terror. meanwhil
lost limbs. three people were killed, including 8-year-old martin richards. president obama called the bombings a cowardly act. >> if you want to know who we are, who mark is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with any photos they can find nhopes of-- in hopes of catching the suspect. >> reporter: runners took to the scene to pick up their belongings and medals. leah says, despite the attack, she's going to keep competing. >> people aren't going to stop running. in fact, they'll probably be running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off, at least until thursday. >> reporter: despite the countless tips they have received, authorities are still telling us, they have no clear suspect. earlier, they had been talking to a saudi man. they each executed a search warrant on his home. we're now being told he -- instead of being a suspect, rather, he was a victim himself. he was a spectator who was hurt
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